Silicon Valley Pig Jig 2022

The 2022 Silicon Valley Pig Jig will be a private event that is not open to the general public. 

* Gates open for sponsors and their guest at 12pm.*

What is Pig Jig?

The Silicon Valley Pig Jig is a community event with live music, line dancing, family friendly activities and games in a tailgate like environment.  In addition, corporate sponsors participate in a friendly amateur BBQ competition where they will have a chance to win accolades and bragging rights in four categories (ribs, tri-tip, wildcard and best tailgate)!  All proceeds benefit NephCure Kidney International whose mission is to accelerate research for effective treatments for rare forms of Nephrotic Syndrome, and to provide education and support that will improve the lives of those affected by these protein-spilling kidney diseases.

The Silicon Valley Pig Jig was started in San Jose in 2018 by a group of local and dedicated friends who wanted to make a difference in the lives of those that suffer from Nephrotic Syndrome. That first event was a huge success and together we raised over $250,000. In 2019 with even greater support from the community we raised $350,000 all benefiting NephCure Kidney International. In 2020, the Pig Jig was cancelled due to Covid-19 but is returning for 2021.  

This year the event will not be open to the public, but our corporate sponsors and friends will enjoy the event and BBQ competition. If you would like to join us on October 2, 2021 and help us save kidneys and save lives for all those that suffer from Nephrotic Syndrome, please contact us at or visit our Sponsorship page.

OUR 2022 Honorary Chairs

Phil Albanese and the
Joseph J. Albanese Team

Silicon Valley Pig Jig is proud to recognize Phil Albanese and the Joseph J. Albanese Team as the 2022 Honorary Chair. Joseph J. Albanese has been a supporter of the Pig Jig since its inception in 2018. The BBQ team has won awards every year and last year took home 1st place in the Ribs category. Thank you Phil and the entire Albanese team for your generous support of NephCure Kidney International and The Pig Jig.

2022 music


In between the acts there will be Line Dancing with Nanci.

Sofia Claire

Set is at 12:15p - 1:15p

Born and raised in California, Sofia Claire a Redwood City, CA native, who has been singing since she was ten years old captivates Country music lovers with her sensual, honest vocal style and love for all things cowgirl.

Brandon Pasion

Set is at 2:05p - 3:05p

Singer-songwriter Brandon Pasion writes to tell our collective story.  His heart-driven lyrics and melodies call back to the timeless storytelling of country music’s glory days, supported by clean, powerful vocals that reveal his jazz roots and impeccable  artistry.


Set is at 4:10p - 5:20p

Hootenanny! is an eclectic Acoustic Rock/Pop cover band from the San Jose Bay Area. We play the absolute greatest songs from the 60s, 70′s, 80s, and more.

Our 2022 Beer Garden
& BBQ Competition


Every year we partner with some amazing local breweries to provide premium craft beer in our beer garden.


Interested in learning about the bbq comp or interested in competing?